Mississippi Attorney General calls timeout in a battle with Google, after it files a lawsuit

After having Google's lawyers come down on him like a ton of bricks with a lawsuit, Mississippi Attorney General has called for a timeout and a "peaceful resolution."

Google filed the lawsuit after Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood sent it a 79-page subpoena, saying Google violated Mississippi laws and asked for documents, however, it was clear subpoena was written by an attorney at MPAA's law firm, Jenner & Block, and Hood only signed it.

Accusing him of doing MPAA's dirty work, Google said Hood is an admitted SOPA supporter and that he had "numerous conversations with both [MPAA] and [Jenner & Block] about this matter."

Hood said the subpoena was "an attempt to resolve some of the problems the states' chief law enforcement officers have raised," and that he is "calling a time out, so that cooler heads may prevail." He also said he would reach out to Google's legal team "to negotiate a peaceful resolution."

In response to the lawsuit, MPAA said "Google’s effort to position itself as a defender of free speech is shameful. Freedom of speech should never be used as a shield for unlawful activities."

In a Sony leaked document, MPAA discussed Google and problems that could be caused if the powerful "Goliath" went on the attack, it also made plans to counter Google's attacks.

Source: The Guardian

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